A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


Dutchtown Middle School Students Participate in Mock Trial

          Last week, 6th grade students from Dutchtown Middle School attended a field trip at the Ascension Parish Courthouse. Judge Jason Verdigets, Assistant District Attorney Steven Tureau, Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Dupaty, as well as representatives of the Ascension Parish…READ MORE

During the week of February 3 – February 7, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.

Ascension Parish: Carlos Delatorre, 16731 Stephanie Ave. Baton Rouge, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Marijuana. The defendant…READ MORE